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Afghan Opposition Leader Organizing Anti-Taleban Resistance - 2001-11-07


Afghan opposition leader Hamid Karzai says he is in Afghanistan organizing resistance to the ruling Taleban.

Mr. Karzai told C-N-N on Tuesday that he is trying to stir support for a "loya jirga," a gathering of tribal heads that has traditionally chosen Afgahnistan's government.

On Tuesday, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said that on Sunday a U-S helicopter flew Mr. Karzai out of Afghanistan to Pakistan. The defense secretary said Mr. Karzai was brought to Pakistan for consultations, and that he would return to Afghanistan when those were completed.

Mr. Karzai and his supporters reportedly fought a battle with Taleban forces in Uruzgan province last week.

Another Afghan opposition leader, Abdul Haq, was captured and killed by Taleban authorities last month after he entered Afghanistan to press for the Taleban's ouster.

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